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September 12, 2018

Christians Don’t Throw Acorns (And Other Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Bruderhof)

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You will most definitely not experience any kind of retreat on a stay at the Bruderhof. There will not be hushed voices in the breakfast room with sunlight filtering through the hanging geraniums, people padding over the carpet in stocking feet. No...

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August 8, 2018

Shiny Happy People: The Myth of the Perpetually Joyful Christian

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Our family made a clay oven last Sunday. I’m not going to give a blow by blow, death-by-exposition account of how we did it, or try to convince you to do this as a bonding experience with your family because, like all of our “family projects” most...

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June 20, 2018

My Reflections on Celebrity Suicides

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It seems as if a lot of successful people have died lately: Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Avicii, in this year alone. People who we look up to and aspire to be, people who at least in our eyes have succeeded in scaling that greasy pinnacle, are...

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May 9, 2018

Harry and Meghan: Should We Care?

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On the one hand, like many Brits, I have a soft spot for Harry. He’s the quintessential younger brother: bumbling, fallible, always number two, and a snowball’s chance of ever becoming king. We’ve all been hoping for him to get married for years now...

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